The Star-Telegram's annual top 25 countdown kicked off with Fresno State.
Quick take: This team's got plenty of talent, but the defense has some questions, and that's one reason why I'm hesitant to put them any higher. While I also respect those three tough non-conference games (at Rutgers, Wisconsin, at UCLA), I also know their season could implode or be magical depending on how they do in this stretch. Definitely a team to keep an eye on, which also has one of the game's best coaches in Pat Hill.
My player to watch: QB Tom Brandstater (6-5, 225). Don't be surprised if he's a high pick in next year's NFL Draft. In 2007, he completed 211-of-337 passes with only five interceptions and finished with 2,654 yards passing and 15 touchdowns.
Thoughts, comments? Agree? Disagree? Share your opinions. -Trae Thompson